900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
This four- to six-week summer archaeology field school provides intensive, on-site training in archaeological methods and techniques in conjunction with the Sangro Valley Project, a joint archaeological project of Willamette University, Oberlin College and Oxford University (www.sangro.org) in the Samnite/Roman region of the middle Sangro Valley in the Abruzzo, Italy. The excavation emphasizes a holistic environmental approach to archaeological inquiry. As such, in addition to daily instruction on excavation theory, technique and recovery, course lectures and fieldwork will emphasize a variety of topics including topographical survey techniques, stratigraphy, ceramic typology, geomorphology, and paleobotany. Visits to regional archaeological sites and museums will provide a broader cultural and historical background of the Abruzzo.